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for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Looking for volunteers to help us develop technology for people with vision loss

We are group of students form RIT, working to empower the people with vision loss with technology to help them navigate better and to enhance their interaction with devices in their homes. We intend to make their experience more fulfilling by making their environment more responsive and intuitive. In order for us to design an assistive technology, we need to get in touch with our audience - the visually challenged, and understand their problems and experiences. It would be a great help if any of our friends here is willing to help us out in our endeavor by spending some of their time talking to us.


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Re: Looking for volunteers to help us develop technology for people with vision loss



Hello,

My name is David, I am a semi-retired blind person, resident of the USA. I have used a cane most of my life for travel, and a guide dog in my forties; I am now 64 and live with my wife in a smaller town. My issues are related to newer things that have come on the market in the recent past: How to use the iPad or iPhone, securing a GPS device, and basically getting around independently as we have little to no public transportation where I live. So, I have taken up writing and spend most my time at home.

Contact me by email if you wish to talk with me further.
david.sonofhashem@gmail.com.

I would suggest you become familiar with what devices are available, what they cost, and how you and those interested can compete given those parameters.

Sincerely,
David Russell


Re: Looking for volunteers to help us develop technology for people with vision loss



Thank you.

Hopefully you find willing participants among our experts here!


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